Head of Development

  • Do you have the ability to lead and inspire others, across disciplines?
  • Do you have the drive, enthusiasm and talent to develop others?
  • Are you ready to play a key role in leading and shaping a growing business?
  • Can you ensure the company delivers outstanding products and services?

Our client is a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative business, a commercial stage molecular diagnostics company developing and delivering ground-breaking diagnostic solutions. Their products and services are designed to improve clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry.

The company’s unique proprietary platform is a fully automated, real time system which offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from biological samples in virtually any setting. This in turn allows for rapid diagnosis and fast and effective treatment selection and monitoring – a significant step towards providing personalized medicines in areas of unmet medical need.

Their diagnostic focus is primarily within unmet clinical needs in Oncology, with a significant number of products in this area, active in over 70 countries with over 1,000 platforms installed worldwide.

Our client:

  • Provides highly innovative molecular diagnostic solutions
  • Provides solutions that significantly enhance early diagnosis and therapy decision making
  • Is a publicly traded company operating on a global basis
  • Is able to provide diagnostic analysis from both liquid and solid biopsy samples; DNA and RNA analysis
  • Currently offers 14 unique Oncology assays and 3 Respiratory disease assays

The Head of Development will report directly to and work closely with the CEO with responsibility for the Development Team, providing leadership and ensuring the highest possible values and quality in all development aspects within the business.

The Head of Development will provide cross-functional, strategic leadership for the operation of key development functions, with responsibility for over 130 FTE in the R&D team, including but not limited to:

  • Design
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Product Engineering
  • Industrialisation
  • Bio IT
  • Bio-safety and Environmental adherence
  • Quality & Regulatory Affairs Compliance
  • Process Improvement & Development Operational Excellence

As Head of Development you will ensure best-in-class resources, performance, deliverables and technology in the execution of the short-, medium- and long-term vision, plans and business demands. The Head of Development will initiate industry leading approaches for both platform and assay development.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute, shape, lead and influence within a highly entrepreneurial and successful business, making a genuine difference to the lives of patients.

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